Twitter and Facebook generated some buzz during the last few days over speculation regarding former UK PM Tony Blair’s recent appearance in Nay Pyi Taw, according to the London-based Spectator magazine on March 6.
Journalist Andrew RC Marshall’s tweet about Mr Blair dining in the Myanmar capital has raised questionmarks. “At a posh restaurant in Naypyitaw. At the next table sits Tony Blair - in Burma for ‘private meetings,’ says one of his dinner companions,” Mr Marshall tweeted.
While the mystery remains about exactly what the former Labour leader is up to, Mr Mark Farmaner, director of Burma Campaign UK, expects that it involves public relations for Myanmar President U Thein Sein.
Mr Farmaner claims he had written to Blair’s office 20 times in a bid to discover what type of advice he is offering to President U Thein Sein.
“We assume that as Blair refuses to disclose what he is doing, it involves advising Thein Sein on public relations with the international community,” Mr Farmaner said.
Mr Blair is reported to have visited Myanmar on several occasions.